Application Information

Call for Entries

  • 2014 Application
    The application must be received no later than Friday, January 24, 2014 at midnight.
The Award Criteria:
  • Strength of organization's strategic and quality plan
  • Improvement in specific quality measures
  • Level of improvement spread
  • Sustainability of the improvement
  • Innovativeness of the improvement

All allied (state, regional and metropolitan) hospital associations in the United States are eligible to apply for the award. Regional and metropolitan hospital associations that are part of or managed by a state hospital association may apply separately or as part of a state hospital association application.


  • An Award Sculpture
  • Complimentary registration to the AHA Health Forum Leadership Summit
  • Invitation to the AHA's HRET TRUST Award
  • Recognition at a special awards ceremony at the AHA Health Forum Summit
  • Coverage in AHA News, Hospitals & Health Networks, and other health care publications

Key Dates

  • January 24 - applications must be received
  • February/March - committee review
  • April - finalists are identified and notified by the award committee
  • July 2014 - Award ceremony. The ceremony is held in conjunction with the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit taking place in San Diego CA July 18-22. The exact date and time is TBD.

For more information please contact Debbie Pierce (312) 422-2635;



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